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GABA...alpha thujone in absinthe

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Topic created by Troy
on Fri, 6 Feb 2009 at 07:06

Troy said on Fri, 6 Feb 2009 at 07:06...

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago found that, alpha-thujone, blocks brain receptors for gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA for short. Without access to GABA, which is a natural inhibitor of nerve impulses, neurons fire freely and their signals go out of control.

Now question is how much thujone gives the effect.

ty9 said on Sat, 7 Feb 2009 at 10:01...

35mg/l? The body feels the effects of the alcohol, but the mind stays remarkably clear, doesn't it? It would be interesting to try a zero thujone absinthe alongside one with 100mg thujone like Century Absinthe.

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